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Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
volume IV (1876-1877)

Caverno, Charles
The abolition of the jury system,   pp. 7-18 PDF (3.4 MB)


Page 18


18     Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters.
board would always be in position to pass upon a question upon0
which a jury can pass only once, and at once.
  Those accused of crime, and against whom a prima facie case is
made out before a judge, have in such a board the benefit of a
standing jury.
  The abolition of term sentences is a step in the right direction;
but, once taken, it reduces the jury system to the position of the
fifth wheel to the social coach.
  Jan'y 21, 1878.                                       C. 0.


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